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Reading Disorder Identification and Intervention: Supporting Biliteracy in Dual Language Learners (On Demand Webinar) (PD102272)

Presenter(s): Elizabeth Ijalba, PhD, CCC-SLP
Course Description

Two big challenges in evaluating dual language learners with reading disorders are determining (1) the best testing tools and (2) the language for assessment. This webinar explores specific components of a reading assessment for English-Spanish bilinguals and shares interventions that can facilitate reading across languages. While the course focuses primarily on Spanish and English learners, speaker Elizabeth Ijalba includes examples from other languages and the types of reading difficulties that students experience.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Determine the language(s) of assessment for language and reading for individual students
  • Determine the components of a reading assessment in individual dual-language learners
  • Conduct a differential diagnosis for language and reading in individual dual-language learners

DEI Professional Development Requirement

This course counts toward the ASHA certification maintenance professional development requirement for DEI (which encompasses cultural competency; cultural humility; culturally responsive practice; and diversity, equity, and inclusion). See more courses that count toward this requirement or read more about professional development requirements for certification maintenance.

Course Review

"The course was very well-organized and presented clearly. The statistical information was very interesting and pertinent to the topic. A lot of valuable information was included in a strategic, well-sequenced manner without being overwhelming. Of particular interest to me was the summary of the variables to consider in dual-language learners."

Related Courses

This course is part of Key Courses on Working with Multilingual Learners.

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Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 2
ASHA CEU*: 0.2
Item #(s): PD102272
Available Through: July 29, 2026